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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem said today his party neither demanded a separate administrative district nor had any secret agreement with the TNA to amalgamate North and East as alleged by the government.


Mr. Hakeem said the Muslim Congress was formed as a result of the fight to separate North and East.


“The government is making allegations that the SLMC and the TNA have secret agreement to amalgamate the North and the East. We strongly reject that allegation and regret even the President is making such allegations on stage. We do not have any hidden agendas between us. We left the government to uphold good governance in the country,” Hakeem said.


He told a news conference that the SLMC condemned the allegation that they were demanding a separate district or province in East and said it was the government that suggested appointing a separate Additional Divisional Secretary in Amapara to facilitate the Tamil speaking majority in the coastal area in Ampara District.


“During the discussions with the government, it was suggested appointing a separate Additional Divisional Secretary (or AGA) to resolve administrative problems of 96 per cent of Tamil speaking people in the coastal areas of the Ampara District.  


“As a result, the government appointed an Additional Divisional Secretary a month ago to decentralise administration in the district. The same thing happened in the Vavuniya District, where such separate Divisional Secretary was appointed to facilitate Sinhala people. But the government is spreading false news that we are demanding a separate district,” he said.


Mr. Hakeem said the government was spreading false news among the Sinhala Buddhists regarding SLMC principles to create wrong picture about them in the minds of Sinhala people.


UNP Leadership Council President Karu Jayasuriya said the Temple Trees had become a political office which created false news regarding opposition candidates.


Mr. Jayasuriya alleged that the State media were being used to sling mud at opposition politicians.

Democratic People's Front leader Mano Ganeshan said the Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese had got a good opportunity to join hands and move forward after the war was completed.

He requested the government not to damage the re-union of all the communities by spreading false news and said the government must be happy about this reunion if it really loved the country. (Ajith Siriwardana)







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  • UK SRILANKAN Saturday, 03 January 2015 05:31 AM

    MR lost key UPFA members to UNP now throwing stones and false allegations.how can a leader make such mistake when stand for 3rd term...

    JAY Friday, 02 January 2015 10:12 AM

    remember hakeems history in 2005 and 2010 and again in 2015

    sri Friday, 02 January 2015 05:02 AM

    Of course he is going to deny regardless !

    demel Friday, 02 January 2015 02:27 PM

    The govt. Specially MR proved the world that he is genocide.Already he has a case regarding the same.He proved it again acting giving statements proving genocide. via DM Android App

    sisira Friday, 02 January 2015 11:27 AM

    And remember in 1994, and 2001 who start the UPFA government (Chandrica and SLMC), , If was not happen still UNP might govern in in Sri Lanka, you have only short memory but we know the long history

    TONY Thursday, 01 January 2015 09:20 PM

    IT VERY CLEAR HOW DESPERATE THE GOVT IS

    mohan d mendis Friday, 02 January 2015 11:58 AM

    Who paid for the Persian carpets when RH visited Iran as the Minister for Justice ? Shame for the whole muslim community to have beggars robbing carpets from iran

    alahapperuma Saturday, 03 January 2015 03:33 AM

    Thd best and the strongest common front with different political parties and different political interests. How long this unity will last.?


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